Al-Kafeel Super Speciality Hospital of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine revealed that it had achieved successes in complex heart operations for children, while indicating that it had ended the option of treating children's heart malformations outside Iraq.
The director of the heart center at the hospital, Dr. Ahmad Aboudi, stated: "We recently succeeded in performing a complex congenital malformation in the heart of a few months old baby from Sulaymaniyah Governorate, which is a first stage of his treatment, followed by a second operation that is supposed to be performed for him after years."
Aboudi explained that "the baby suffers from a cyanotic disease that causes a constant lack of oxygen, as his oxygen rate did not exceed forty percent." Adding: "He added, "The operation that we conducted for him is capable of improving his health, rebuilding his body properly, and oxygen will reach all the cells of his body, and remedy the damage that resulted to him at the level of the kidneys, brain and heart."
The pediatric heart surgeon stated that "a diagnostic cardiac catheterization was performed for the child four days before the surgery," noting that "it was not simple and we faced some difficulties, as a result of the lack of oxygen and the high percentage of hemoglobin."
Al-Aboudi noted that "the surgical operation, despite its complexity, was a first step in which we were able to carry out the appropriate repair for the child's condition."
The Director of the Heart Center at Al-Kafeel Super Speciality Hospital pointed out that "the various heart operations for children, even complex ones, can now be performed in our hospital thanks to the availability of human medical capabilities and the required techniques and equipment," stressing that "we have achieved many successes in these operations."
He pointed out that "conducting these operations in Iraq ended the choice of traveling abroad, and the risk of transporting children with heart abnormalities, especially those who face problems with a significantly low oxygen rate."